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post #1 of 17 Old 12-17-2010, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Maglite magnetic mount

Some of you have seen the magnet setup I have for my maglite holder and liked it, and its been pretty handy, so I thought I would do a write up of it now that the magnets are for sale again. enjoy:

list if items needed:
set of Maglite mounting brackets - click for bass pro link $4.99


Qty. 4 Earth Magnets - click for magnets link $1.99 each = $8.00 + shipping


and from home depot or your hardware store get
Qty. 4 of #10-24x3/4" of flat head machine bolts $1.25


and
Qty. 4 of #10-24 nylon lock nut coarse $1.25



You will also need a 10mm open wrench and a screwdriver to match your bolt head.
Once you have all that, your pile should look like this:



Putting it together is a snap.
1. Put the bolt through the magnet so that the head sits flush


2. Place the end of the bolt through the flashlight clamps just enough to begin threading the lock nut on


3. Hold the lock nut with your wrench, and tighten it down with the screw driver. The nut needs to stay flush with the plastic maglite mount because of the way the mount is shaped.


4. Tighten it down snug, no need to crank on it. You'll just break the plastic or the magnet. Repeat 3 more times and youre done!



Total cost is about $17. Its really handy to be able to magnetize it under the jeep, or wherever and also provides a good mount under the drivers seat for easy access. The magnets are really strong and you dont have to worry about it flying around the jeep when you hit a bump. Each one of those magnets pull 23lbs, and you've got 4 of them.

I know its a basic write up, but I've done all the homework for you. enjoy!


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Love it...that's my next project...thanks for the write up!!!
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Cool idea.... never thought to use magnets. I put the maglite mounts on the driverside outboard seat rail by drilling the rail and bolting the clips to it. works slick, but I'm sure it voids the power train warranty or something. <sarcasm>.
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Very cool idea, and nice write-up. Opens up the possibilities to mount Mag-Lites now.

EDIT: The "kid" in me wants to do this on the outside of both front fenders, so that it looks like I'm sporting some kind of small missile launchers.

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I'm glad you guys liked it. It's a really useful setup. I made a pair for a good friend, and he used it as a fridge door handle while his jeep was in the shop. you cant beat those magnets, each one can pull 23lbs if I remember right. so 23x4=92lbs of pull power! its really nice if you get stuck on the trail or somewhere that you need an extra set of hands. most of the time between the magnets and the mounts, you can angle and stick the flashlight at an angle that will help out.

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I used those mag lite mounts and bolted them to the slider mount for the front driver seat. That way the light is out of the way and easy to reach.

Putting magnets on like you did would be another way to go.

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Did this yesterday. Great idea. Thanks.

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Just got my Maglite & Brackets showed up today. Just waiting for the Magnets to show. This was an excellent idea. I'm glad you posted it.
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Did this yesterday. Great idea. Thanks.
Yep, looks just like I did mine.

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Great idea!
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Absolutely easy! just did it in about 5 minutes. it just takes awhile to get all the shit in. even went up to the local mom and pops hardware store and they had all the screws and nuts I needed

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Just got around to this (I know I'm lazy)...but what's up with the magnet cost? They were $1.99 each, but the shipping is $9 plus they charge a $5 "Small order handling fee"...WTF!?!?!? $22 just for the magnets!!!
So much for a $17 mod...in the end it cost almost $30 total, but I did it anyway...still a killer mod!!! LOL!!!

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Just got around to this (I know I'm lazy)...but what's up with the magnet cost? They were $1.99 each, but the shipping is $9 plus they charge a $5 "Small order handling fee"...WTF!?!?!? $22 just for the magnets!!!
So much for a $17 mod...in the end it cost almost $30 total, but I did it anyway...still a killer mod!!! LOL!!!

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maybe the've changed their policy since I first did this write up a while ago. I always buy enough extra magnets to make the shipping cost kinda balance out cuz you can use those things for all kinds of stuff

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maybe the've changed their policy since I first did this write up a while ago. I always buy enough extra magnets to make the shipping cost kinda balance out cuz you can use those things for all kinds of stuff
Gotcha...no biggie.
Still a great mod...thanks Dicky!!!
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Anyone find any cheaper magnets or have any other ideas for mounting with other cheaper magnets?
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Where did ya'll get the magnets from? This is a great mod and I am gonna make a couple of them.

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm a dumbass. I finally saw the link

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post #17 of 17 Old 03-25-2011, 08:10 PM
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Anyone have experience with these mounts:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
I can't find any reviews online and I know that it says that it can hold a 3d but I am just worried that they will not have enough strength/area of contact to hold a 3d on the narrow JK seat rails.
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